(OKLAHOMA CITY) – June 25, 2018 – Homes by Taber recently presented the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma with a $9,750 donation, which will provide 39,000 meals for chronically hungry children, hardworking families and seniors living on fixed incomes. The donation was made through Taber Cares, the company’s initiative focused on giving back to non-profits throughout the Oklahoma City metro area.
“We have been fortunate in our lives and shouldn’t allow members of our own community to go hungry, but it’s happening all around us,” explains Taber LeBlanc, Homes By Taber’s founder and a native Oklahoman. “We believe that giving back is a privilege and we don’t take it for granted. Our goal is to step up to ensure that others have food on the table. We’re thankful to be a partner with the Regional Food Bank to make sure no one goes hungry in our community.”
As part of Taber Cares, employees also donate their time with various nonprofit organizations. Since February 2018, Homes by Taber employees have volunteered 100 hours at the Regional Food Bank, saving the nonprofit $2,414 in labor costs. Employees will continue to fight hunger by volunteering the first Wednesday of every month throughout 2018.
“Working together, we can make this a hunger free summer,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “Thanks to support from business like Homes by Taber, the Regional Food Bank provides enough food to feed 136,000 Oklahomans each week. Thank you, Homes by Taber, for helping us fight hunger and feed hope throughout Oklahoma.”
It’s not too late to join the fight against hunger this summer. In July, the Regional Food Bank needs more than 2,700 volunteers to prepare fresh meals for children, pack and sort donations and more. Sign up to volunteer at regionalfoodbank.org/volunteer or call 405-600-3160.
For information on free meals for children up to 18 years of age through the nonprofit’s Summer Feeding Program, visit summerfeeding.org or call 405-972-1111.
About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization and a member of Feeding America’s network of Food Banks. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 136,000 Oklahomans each week through a network of more than 1,300 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. Since its inception in 1980, the Regional Food Bank has distributed more than 653 million pounds of food to feed Oklahomans living with hunger. For more information, visit http://www.regionalfoodbank.org; find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/regionalfoodbank or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rfbo.